It is well documented that New Jersey is ooking to expand into sports betting, which projects that sport betting would raise an additional $30.6 million in tax revenue annually for the state. This article examines the professional sport leagues attempt to use the Federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) to block New Jersey’s effort and the two sides’ ongoing legal challenge.
Ahead of the highly anticipated 30th Summer Olympic Games in London next year the International Olympic Committee (the ‘IOC’), along with other major sports governing bodies (‘SGBs’) such as FIFA, has made much of the threat of bribery and corruption, particularly through the relationship between gambling and match fixing.
On 6 April 2011, the heads of the federal states (Ministerpräsidenten der Länder) decided that the existing gambling regime in Germany will be revised to admit certain forms of sports bets offered by private operators, as well as certain internet activities. The existing separation between lotteries and sports bets will, however, be maintained. Only the latter will be subject to a system of seven concessions valid nationwide. The revised law (Erster Glücksspieländerungsstaatsvertrag) is intended to become effective on 1 January 2012.
A practical legal guide to running a competition. By Charles Russell LLP
Tickets to the World Cup Final or the opportunity to meet an athlete; signed memorabilia or the chance to play at Wembley. Sport offers an almost incomparable opportunity for prizes, and those involved in sport are increasingly capitalising on their sporting connections to run competitions and promote their brand.
By Diane Mullenex and Annabelle Richard, Ichay & Mullenex Advocats. Since June 5, 2010, 30 operators have been granted an agreement by ARJEL to operate online gambling activities in France, whether for poker, sports betting or horse racing bets.
From invitation of World Sports Law Report (WSLR), Alfonso Valero, Co-Editor of Lawinsport.com attended this year’s ‘Sport, Gambling and Sponsorship’, organised by World Online Gambling Law Report. The conference, in its 3rd Edition, was hosted by Berwin Leighton Paisner and conducted by Andy Brown, of WSLR.
Gary Rice, Partner at Beauchamps Solicitor takes a looks at taxing online betting, supervision of new participants in sport, and ambush marketing in the firms current sports update.
By Gary Rice, Beauchamps Solicitors
Austrian gambling company, Bwin has lost its case before the European Court of Justice against Portugal’s state controlled sports betting monopoly. It had challenged Portugal’s right to operate a state-wide monopoly and exclude other companies from taking internet bets. In essence, it means that governments can bar foreign online bookmakers from offering bets in their jurisdiction.
By Massimo Trentino & Massimiliano Di Tommaso, McDemort Will & Emery
In recent years, the Italian Legislature has repeatedly intervened in the regulation of the gambling and betting industry, both to prevent the spread of illegal and unlawful activities, and to protect consumers and maintain public order.
By Gary Rice, Beauchamps Solicitors
A recent UK Court case (Calvert v William Hill Credit Limited  EWCA Civ 1427) examined whether bookmakers owe a duty of care to protect compulsive gamblers from themselves.
By Carl Rohsler, Hammonds
Recently, tournament organisers and other sport-related entities have started to speak about “betting rights” as if a new form of legal property had dawned. They argue that they should be entitled to some of the profits generated by betting on their events.